2016 Carving Competition Rules

East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

2016 Carving Competition  Rules, Fees, and Prizes


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Species Selections for 2016





NC Championship


Hooded Merganser Drake

Judged by IWCA Style Decoy Rules

Decorative Head Carving


Black Bellied Whistling Duck Drake

Pamlico Gunning Pairs


Marsh Ducks

Includes all species of marsh ducks

NC Songbirds


Songbirds typically found in North Carolina.

Songbirds include blackbirds, buntings, chickadees, creepers, crows, cuckoos, dippers, finches,flycatchers, gnatcatchers, goatsuckers, grosbeaks, hummingbirds, jays, kingfishers, kinglets, larks, nuthatches, orioles, parrots, pipits, shrikes, sparrows, starlings, swallows, swifts, tanagers, thrashers, thrushes, titmice, vireos, warblers, waxwings, woodpeckers, and wrens.A complete list of eligible species is available at the following link: http://www.ecwguild.com/songbirds-of-nc/